Heavenly refresher

Stawberry Basil Lemonade, Julian’s Pâtisserie and Café

Illustration by Sarah Hansel

Julian’s Pâtisserie and Café is where former Las Vegas pastry chef Julian Perrigo-Jimenez turns out epic French pastries, show-stopping desserts and sweet and savory crepes. To celebrate the hot weather, Julian’s mixes up one of the most refreshing summer drinks I’ve ever had: strawberry-basil lemonade ($3.75-$6). While lemonade is a sweet, tart requirement on a hot day, adding fresh strawberries gives you an ambrosial concoction worthy of the gods. Julian ups the ante even further with the addition of gentle, minty herbal notes of freshly chopped basil that blasts this drink straight out of the stratosphere and into heavenly ascension. 6610 Folsom-Auburn Road, Suite 7 in Folsom; julianscafe.com.